Scandium triflate catalyzed ester synthesis using primary amides

Benjamin N. Atkinson, Jonathan M J Williams

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A scandium triflate (ScOTf)3 catalyzed methodology has been developed to synthesize esters from primary amides. Various primary and secondary aliphatic alcohols have been shown to react in n-heptane with a range of primary amides for 24 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6935-6938
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number50
Early online date28 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2014


  • Alcohols
  • Alcoholysis
  • Amides
  • Esters
  • Scandium


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